So Near to the Kingdom

So near to the kingdom, yet what dost thou lack

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [So near to the kingdom! yet what dost thou lack?]
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1 So near to the Kingdom! yet what dost thou lack?
So near to the Kingdom! what keepeth thee back?
Renounce every idol, though dear it may be,
And come to the Saviour now pleading with thee!

Calling for thee, calling for thee,
The Saviour is calling, is calling for thee.

2 So near, that thou hearest the songs that resound
From those who, believing, a pardon have found;
So near, yet unwilling to give up thy sin,
When Jesus is waiting to welcome thee in.

3 To die with no hope! hast thou counted the cost?
To die out of Christ, and thy soul to be lost?
So near to the Kingdom! O come, we implore,
While Jesus is pleading, come enter the door!

Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #263

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

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First Line: So near to the kingdom, yet what dost thou lack
Title: So Near to the Kingdom
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Pleading for thee
Copyright: Public Domain



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